Recent Articles In Stardock Blog
With our state on lockdown, our offices are empty.  This gives me a rare opportunity to give a little tour of our offices with almost no one here.  A little bit about Stardock So I started Stardock from my dorm room back in 1991 and incorporated it in 1993.  The building we’re in now, we bought in 2005.  We own it, so we are able to do whatever we want with it.  It’s about 20,000 square feet and we’ve had the opportunity to try out various worki...
As I write this, we’re starting to find a lot of friction due to the way some communications apps work when it comes to multiple servers.  I’m looking at you, Microsoft Teams. While connecting multiple Teams servers (not teams) isn’t hard, it is a bit tedious.  I end up having to click on the drop down and then select the server I want. Now, ideally, I would like Teams to let me have a truly integrated experience (where I can move teams from various serve...
March 19, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
I know there’s an overall stereotype about gamers being solitary and reclusive by nature, and while it’s not altogether untrue, there are definitely outliers. I’m one of them, and the coming weeks of isolation are looming over my head like an ominous shadow - dramatic, sure, but that’s not exactly off brand for me. I am an extremely social person. I host dinners and game nights regularly, I go to the gym (albeit not nearly as often as I’d like to), I visit with ...
March 26, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
As I mentioned in a previous blog, I recently backed a Kickstarter campaign for a board game called Marvel United. The combination of the board game’s designer, publisher, and Marvel theme (I love me some Avengers - who’s your favorite?) had me on ‘board’ (I won’t ask for an excuse for the pun) immediately. First off, let me just start by saying this: as a fellow individual in marketing, I applaud their marketing team. The way they ran this campaign was genius. A...
March 12, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Ah, Kickstarter: the land of hopes, dreams, and thousands of people with cash to burn. In its earliest days, Kickstarter was a platform that provided creators with a venue for funding projects they otherwise would never be able to do on their own (and for some, couldn’t do even with successful funding).   Nowadays, Kickstarter is still an effective way for indie developers and other small creators to get their projects funded and out in the public eye, but it’s evolv...
March 5, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Space is fascinating - and, admittedly, a little bit terrifying. While I’ve always had a sense of awe for space exploration and discovery, I wouldn’t say that it’s something that I ever paid particularly close attention to.  My best friend, Brian, however, absolutely loved space and everything associated with it. He followed space launches, read endless articles and content online, and had several space books strewn throughout his apartment. When Offworld Trading Compan...
February 20, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
I love board games. No, seriously, it’s gotten out of hand in the last few years. This is part of what my basement looks like: Yeah, this is only half of it. And yeah, those two black cubbies down there are also full of games.Ahem. Anyway.  It’s honestly been really cool to watch the hobby evolve over the last 10 or so years. I went to my first GenCon in 2014. If you’re not familiar with the convention, it’s been around since 1968 and markets itself as &ldqu...